FMLink Newsletter — Maintenance and Operations — December 10, 2020

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This newsletter covers operations and maintenance news from November 5 through December 9, 2020.


Disinfection 101—Are you covering the basics? (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Proper disinfection matches the correct protocol with the right disinfectant chemicals

How have tenant priorities and preferences changed due to COVID-19, and how can landlords support the “new normal?” (Surveys and Trends)

Despite privacy concerns, most Americans support use of facial recognition technology to improve safety, finds poll (Surveys and Trends)

Can current face recognition software accurately identify people wearing masks? Does the mask shape matter? (Surveys and Trends)

Getting out from under the (garbage) pile (Magazines » FMJ)
How waste technology is preventing overflow (and underflow) issues

Check out the security industry’s Top 10 Megatrends for 2021 — what’s new, and the COVID effect (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking security services best practices and number of security workers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Benchmarking security best practices during COVID-19 (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
Benchmarking security costs and coverage per security worker

To find the best cleaning products and services for your 2020 needs, check out ISSA’s Innovation Award winners (Cleaning Equipment, Supplies & Technology » Products and Services)

Find out which restrooms met users’ 2020 concerns to win “America’s Best Restroom(Developments » Industry Awards)

5 things to know about carpet care and the COVID-19 pandemic (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Are you using the best methods and tools to keep your carpet clean?


Clorox Healthcare Spore Defense Cleaner Disinfectant

Keep up with C. diff during the pandemic — this sporicide kills C. diff and 42 other pathogens via an electrostatic sprayer (Cleaning Equipment, Supplies & Technology » Products and Services)

Do you know some thermal imaging systems may give a false sense of security when screening for fevers? (Developments » Safety and Health)

Cut down on germs spread by restroom waste — check out the “secret ingredients” in these paper towels (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

If you want a security system that sends visitors to designated checkpoints for automated entry approval, check out the latest from Paxton (Products and Services » Security)

This UV-C disinfection device is now proven effective in seconds against SARS-CoV-2 (Cleaning Equipment, Supplies & Technology » Products and Services)

To kill up to 99.99% of airborne pathogens and completely replace a room’s air up to 4x/hour, check out this new UV-C air purification unit (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

If your maintenance techs need to manage work orders on the go, this app brings the full power of IBM Maximo to their phones (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how this merger of national facility services companies KBS and Beck can help you maintain healthy operations, supported by technology (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Know who obtained controlled access keys and when, with this intelligent key cabinet (Products and Services » Security)

Security-as-a-service can now work for you, even if you have low bandwidth (Products and Services » Security)

Tackle today’s top FM issues at IFMA’s World Workplace 2020 Virtual Experience (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)